“Real immigration reform cannot be achieved without a secure border -- President Trump has been clear about this since day one,” Black, a member of the House Budget Committee, said in a statement.
In an interview with Fox News, Black said while anyone can donate money to the U.S. Treasury now, this trust fund would ensure donations would specifically go toward the construction of the border wall.
Created in 1833, the Washington National Monument Society fundraised to begin construction of the Washington Monument.
He told Fox News that Black’s bill “would provide a unique funding source for the president’s signature campaign promise.”
Heather Douglass, a spokeswoman for Black, told Fox News, "We’re hoping to see [the bill] go through to the president’s desk."